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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, CSU Study Centre Brisbane
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Duration

1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time, CSU Study Centres:, 2 years full-time, Port Macquarie:, 2 years full-time for international students
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 1; Session 3; Session 2; Session 3 201830; 201890; 201860; 201790
Session 1; Session 3; Session 2; Session 3 201830; 201890; 201860; 201790

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus; Online

Campus locations

CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, CSU Study Centre Brisbane
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Responding to the needs of IT professionals, CSU's Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) (12 subjects) is offered online, at our Port Macquarie campus, and with the CSU Study Centres in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

CSU encourages students from different educational and work-experience backgrounds to apply. We offer an entry pathway for students without an undergraduate degree but with previous IT experience. In keeping with the strong practical focus of the course, we also offer credit for a wide range of industry certificates from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and EMC, along with credit for previous academic study.

Choose your pathway

If you choose to study online, all subjects can be completed without the need to attend on-campus lectures or residential schools, with each subject supported by a host of educational technologies including video lectures, lab simulations and chat rooms.

Build expertise across a specialist area

Comprising four core subjects, four elective subjects, and four specialisation subjects, this master's course offers the opportunity to hone skills across emerging fields such as Business Analysis, Computer Networking, Network Security, IT Management, Software Design and Development, and Systems Analysis.

Learn from anywhere – at your own pace

As an online student you can complete the course in up to four years. You can also fast-track completion by studying additional subjects, enabling you to finish earlier. You can also choose to study fewer subjects or take temporary leave to fit in with your busy work and personal schedule.

The renowned School of Computing and Mathematics

The School of Computing and Mathematics boasts a research profile ranked at world level by the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. The school's focus is on practical applications of information and communication technology, mathematics and statistics to applied problems in industry, the environment and business.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits courses in Information Technology to verify that they meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance. The Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) is accredited at the Professional level by the ACS.

Australian Computer Society

The Master of Information Technology has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the Professional level until 2017. The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the Associate level until 2017.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Information technology careers and specialisations are consistently evolving – offering an exciting professional future. Your management and technology skills will position you to devise technology solutions to business problems as a business analyst.

As a network security specialist you will use your advanced knowledge and skills relating to emerging technologies and innovation to protect your organisation and its IP.

Advanced skills across cloud computing, privacy and storage are under increasing demand as organisations seek to become more agile and responsive to technological advancements.

Information technology careers and specialisations are consistently evolving – offering an exciting professional future. Your management and technology skills will position you to devise technology solutions to business problems as a business analyst.

As a network security specialist you will use your advanced knowledge and skills relating to emerging technologies and innovation to protect your organisation and its IP.

Advanced skills across cloud computing, privacy and storage are under increasing demand as organisations seek to become more agile and responsive to technological advancements.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Candidates may receive transfer credit for up to 50 per cent of the course for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at postgraduate level. To apply for credit, candidates are required to submit with their application for admission a certified transcript of results and subject outline/curriculum of those subjects.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) (12 subjects)

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) (12 subjects) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
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Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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Students can choose subjects from the specialisations that are listed below. All students may choose up to two specialisations. Alternatively, students may also opt to do a general degree by choosing subjects across a range of specialisations.

Business Analysis

Business Analysts propose technology solutions to business problems. This specialisation prepares students for a business analysis role through a blend of management and technology subjects. Topics covered include management theory and practice, systems analysis, risk management and data analysis and visualisation.

Computer Networking

This specialisation provides students with a strong knowledge of computer networking fundamentals. Students then progress towards an understanding of more specialist topics such areas as virtualisation and cloud computing, network security, and emerging technologies.

IT Management

Students who study this specialisation will gain an excellent knowledge of managing IT resources. Management topics that are covered relate to security, information management, and managing IT infrastructure.

Network Security

This specialisation provides a broad coverage of computer and network security issues. Foundational areas of security such as the CIA triad, network defences, cryptography, and security policy are treated in-depth. Students also study more specialist areas such as digital forensics.

Software Design and Development

Students who study this specialisation will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming before deepening their skills through proficiency in the Java Programming Language. Advanced topics such as building web applications may also be taken. 

Systems Analysis

Students in this specialisation will acquire the skills necessary to plan and develop software solutions to business problems.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

The Graduate Diploma consists of four (4) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.  

Core subjects

ITC505 ICT Project Management
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC544 Computer Organisation and Architecture
ITC556 Database Systems

Restricted Electives
Choose four (4) subjects from:

ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC570 IT Project Experience
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics


Master of Information Technology (12 subjects)

The Master degree consists of the Graduate Diploma requirements as set out above and 

  • four (4) subjects from the same specialisation. This will allow graduation with a particular specialisation - e.g., Master of Information Technology (Network Security); or
  • four subjects across specialisations. This will allow graduation with a generic Master of Information Technology

Note: All students must complete the capstone subject ITC571 regardless of whether they undertake a specialisation


Computer Networking Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security


Network Security Specialisation

Compulsory subject:

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics


Cloud Computing Specialisation

Compulsory subjects:
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted Electives:
Choose two (2) subjects from:

ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC572 Software Defined Networks


Software Design and Development Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles


Mobile Programming Specialisation

Compulsory subjects:
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted Electives:
Choose two (2) subjects from:
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
 

Systems Analysis Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC596 IT Risk Management
 

IT Management Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management


Business Analysis Specialisation

Compulsory subject:

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC596 IT Risk Management
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

** Capstone subject for this course


Master of Information Technology (16 subjects)

The Master degree consists of the Graduate Diploma requirements as set out above and

  • four (4) restricted elective subjects;
    plus
  • four (4) subjects from the same specialisation
    OR
  • four subjects from across specialisations

Completion of four (4) subjects in the same specialisation will allow graduation with a particular specialisation - e.g., Master of Information Technology (Network Security). Completion of four (4) subjects across specialisations will allow graduation with a generic Master of Information Technology

Note: It is possible to graduate with two specialisations by undertaking four subjects from two distinct specialisations. Subjects that are counted towards one specialisation may not be counted towards another. All students must undertake the capstone subject ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation, regardless of whether they study 0, 1 or more specialisations.

Restricted electives
Choose four (4) restricted electives from:

ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC570 IT Project Experience
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics

Specialisations


Computer Networking Specialisation

Compulsory subject:

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security


Network Security Specialisation

Compulsory subject:

ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics


Cloud Computing Specialisation

Compulsory subjects:
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose two (2) subjects from:

ITC514 Linux Server Administration
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
ITC572 Software Defined Networks


Software Design and Development Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC515 Professional Programming Practice
ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles
 

Mobile Programming Specialisation

Compulsory subjects:
ITC539 Android App Development
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted Electives:
Choose two (2) subjects from:

ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
ITC538 Programming in Java 1
ITC521 Programming in Java 2
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC572 Software Defined Networks


Systems Analysis Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC504 Interface Usability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC558 Programming Principles
ITC596 IT Risk Management


IT Management Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management


Business Analysis Specialisation

Compulsory subject:
ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**

Restricted electives:
Choose three (3) subjects from:

HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC508 Object Modelling
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation
ITC548 System Analysis PG
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC596 IT Risk Management
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

** Capstone subject for this course

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any prerequisites or assumed knowledge. Students are encouraged to enrol in core subjects in the initial sessions and complete as many of these as possible before selecting specialisation subjects.

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

Master of Information Technology - (12 subjects)

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Master of Information Technology - (16 subjects)

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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